Operation Smile’s Celebrity Ski & Smile Challange

Yvonne attended Operation Smile’s 4th Annual Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge on March 14, 2015 in Park City, Utah.

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Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Party

On February 22nd Yvonne attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 23rd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California.

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Yvonne in GQ Australia

Yvonne is looking very sexy in next month’s issue of GQ Australia. Be sure to download the new issue to read the full interview.

Yvonne Stryker. It’s the kind of name that would have a porn star blushing. It’s also the stage name suggested to Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski on landing in LA a few years back. She was an attractive, leggy and wide-eyed newcomer; she wasn’t, however, an easily-moulded starlet.

“Look, at the end of the day it was my call,” she tells GQ. “And I understood the reasoning behind it – the spelling of my name is a mouthful of letters.”

That original Polish grammatical jumble reads: Strzechowski.

“So I have the same last name – but now it’s spelt phonetically, so people know how to pronounce it.”

Regardless, hers is a name on the move. While she left these shores in 2007 with little more than some commercial work (razors, Pepsi, A4 paper) and face time opposite Rachael Taylor in failed Seven drama Headland, Strahovski was soon co-starring in US series Chuck. Created by The OC’s Josh Schwartz, the goofy spy spoof provided a prime-time entrance to American TV.

“I’m forever grateful for that job and I made a name for myself over there with that show, but it was hard because of the hours. It would have been nice to have received a warning about how involved it is to shoot a network show… yeah, it’s very involved.”

That’s not a complaint, far from it – the 32-year-old’s simply a straight shooter.She’s also a self-professed “nerd” – one who embraced education, including enforced Polish lessons every Saturday.

“It’s my first language and we speak it at home. I was a goody two shoes – a straight-A girl, and I took pride in my studies.”

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Yvonne joins ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

With the future of the “24” franchise — and her role as Jack Bauer’s latest trusty sidekick — in limbo, Yvonne Strahovski has gone back to the past in more ways than one with her new gig, playing one of the title roles in ABC’s “Astronaut Wives” club, written and executive produced by Stephanie Savage, and by “Chuck” co-creator Josh Schwartz.

Based on the best-selling book by Lily Koppel, “Astronaut Wives Club” tells the story of the women behind NASA’s early astronauts, and how they deal with being catapulted into national celebrity overnight even as their husbands are preparing to be launched into orbit.

Strahovski will play Rene Carpenter, wife of Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. The press notes suggest that “Her modern attitudes are source of both conflict and courage for the other Astrowives. Over time, Rene finds her own voice and awakens to a higher calling in politics, civil rights and women’s issues.” She joins a cast that already includes JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom and Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper.

Since “Chuck” ended, Strahovski wasn’t always well-served on “Dexter” as serial killer Hannah McKay, while “24: Live Another Day” essentially used her as a humorless (but still very effective) spin on Sarah Walker. This is a different kind of character for her, with no inherent action or suspense component. Then again, maybe the best performance she’s given in the last few years was her guest stint on “Louie,” where she played a supermodel whose father was… an astronaut.

As a fan of her work and an early NASA buff, I’m very intrigued by this casting.

What does everybody else think? You going to check out “Astronaut Wives Club” when it debuts sometime at mid-season, or would you rather see Strahovski find some way to stay in the spy world?

Source: HitFlix.com

2014 Public Appearances Update

I’ve finally updated the gallery with lots of pictures of Yvonne attending a few events this year, enjoy:

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x007 | Public Appearances > 2014 > Good Day LA
x047 | Public Appearances > 2014 > Comic-Con International – Nerd HQ
x019 | Public Appearances > 2014 > Comic-Con International – Nerd HQ “Badass Women”
x025 | Public Appearances > 2014 > Instyle’s 20th Anniversary Party
x041 | Public Appearances > 2014 > Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Naeem Khan
x045 | Public Appearances > 2014 > Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – ICB
x006 | Public Appearances > 2014 > “24: Live Another Day” Blu-Ray Release Party

Dexter S8 Stills

I’ve finally updated the gallery with HQ episodic stills of Yvonne as Hannah McKay in the 8th and final season of Dexter, enjoy:

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x003 | Television Series > “Dexter” > S8 > Episode Stills > 8×06 – A Little Reflection
x003 | Television Series > “Dexter” > S8 > Episode Stills > 8×07 – Dress Code
x009 | Television Series > “Dexter” > S8 > Episode Stills > 8×08 – Are We There Yet?
x004 | Television Series > “Dexter” > S8 > Episode Stills > 8×09 – Make Your Own Kind Of Music
x001 | Television Series > “Dexter” > S8 > Episode Stills > 8×10 – Goodbye Miami
x005 | Television Series > “Dexter” > S8 > Episode Stills > 8×12 – Remember the Monsters?